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We endorse Dave Leip’s Election Atlas

October 3rd, 2013

We realize we have not yet gotten through the November 2013 “odd year” city, local and special elections. However, it is not too soon to begin dusting off campaign and political monitoring tools for the 2014 “off year” elections. Late fall of the “odd year” is traditionally a time of political campaign exploratory entries into […]

con·san·guine (adj.) /kän-ˈsaŋ-gwən

July 25th, 2013

We see from a recent online report by National Journal that Republicans are oozing back to the swamp of earmarks and special interest favoritism, having succeeded in attracting electorate votes by the puffery of their biennial mating calls. We readily concede that these politicians are a fascinating breed of chameleon—effortlessly able to switch their colors […]

The “paleo” US Congress

July 18th, 2013

We thought a graph would be worth a lot of words.  And this graph of the average age of the US congress suggests that the institution is getting further and further away from representing its constituents.  Across these United States, the median age is 37.  No wonder therefore the esteemed institution has difficulty correcting its […]